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Old July 6th 09, 01:25 PM posted to misc.invest.canada
Daryl Parker
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Default How to Go About Investing in the Stock Market

Although many people have been burnt by the recent falls in stocks,
some are perhaps wondering whether the stock market has gone as far as
it is likely to, and if now is the time to consider making
investments.
For those new to the market, getting hold of a good broker is
important. There are various forms of brokerage, offering differing
levels of service (and with differing charges of course). Going on the
London Stock Exchange website is one way of finding the type of broker
service you require.
Here are the more common types of services.
Execution only where brokers solely buy or sell shares according to
your instructions. They offer no advice on how good/bad the shares
are.
Advisory brokers provide advice and also execute the buy/sell
decisions you make.
Discretionary brokers will buy and sell shares on your behalf. They
will also have your authority to make investment decisions without
your prior approval.
Nowadays a lot of investors use online services. This avoids having to
phone to give your broker instructions. They are relatively quick, and
simple to use.
For those new to buying stocks and shares, it`s a wise move to pretend
to play the market. This means picking out those stocks you think will
do well, without actually buying any. Follow how well, or badly they
perform over a period of time. If you do this, and lose money, then
you could try the same thing again. If you lose money more often than
you win, then the stock market might not be for you.
Remember too that often even for the most basic investments there is a
fee, often a flat rate of say '10, plus a small percentage on stamp
duty. Small investments are usually not worth doing, simply because
any potential profits can be more than eaten up with the commission on
the buying and selling of the shares.
On the other hand of course, you could enter the stock market by
letting others make your decisions for you. This would be through the
medium of Unit Trusts, or, Investment Trusts. Although you have to pay
a small amount in commissions and charges for them to do the work for
you, there`s often less risk involved, as shares are spread over a
number of companies, or sectors etc, and the company doing the trading
employs professionals whose sole job is to make a profit, one hopes.
Final pieces of advice, which I`m sure you`ll have heard before, but
is worth repeating. If you can`t afford to lose the money then don`t
invest it in the stock market. There are some nice profits to be made,
true, but the stock market is made of winners and losers. Also, if you
need to lay your hands on your money quickly, again think twice before
investing. The likelihood is that when you want your money out it will
not be the best time to sell your stocks, as the stock market should
be seen as medium to long term investments.

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